More banded demoiselles, canalside, Smestow Valley

More banded demoiselles, canalside, Smestow Valley

This has been a year for banded demoiselle damselflies. There have been lots, but I’ve not noticed a single specimen of the related beautiful demoiselle, normally present in roughly equal numbers. This striking insect has already featured in several posts here the summer. Here are some more seen on the canalside along the Smestow Valley. Males are electric blue; females green and sometimes harder to spot.